Show simple item record Hara, Noriko Shachaf, Pnina Stoerger, Sharon 2012-05-18T17:53:22Z 2012-05-18T17:53:22Z 2009-12
dc.identifier.citation Hara, N., & Shachaf, P., & Stoerger, S. (2009). Online communities of practice typology revisited. Journal of Information Science, 35(6), 740-757. en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract This paper outlines a typology for online communities of practice. The typology is based on findings from observations of three online communities of practice, a content analysis of messages, and a review of the existing literature. The three examples of communities of practice are of electronic discussion lists that cover topics of interest to university webmasters, librarians, and educators. This work expands on a typology that consolidated prior research and focused on online communities of practice within organizational settings by extending it to be inclusive of open online communities of practice that are not constrained by any organizational context. Characterizing communities of practice in this manner enables various aspects of them to be analysed, which can illuminate ways to support the implementation of effective online communities of practice for specific purposes. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.relation.isversionof Postprint. Definitive version available through publisher website. en
dc.subject typology en
dc.subject knowledge sharing en
dc.subject online communities of practice en
dc.subject knowledge management en
dc.title Online Communities of Practice Typology Revisited en
dc.type Article en

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